24 Entertaining Wedding Reception Games


Do not make your wedding a formal meetup with guests, sitting down, yawing, eating and adding on the calories. Let them burn off some of it, by adding some fun activities and wedding reception games. Table games, dancing games, yard games and mind games; you have a lot to have fun with. For elders, there are many fun table games. Youngsters will enjoy the yard games more.

Fun Wedding Reception Games to Play!

Below are some great game ideas for your inspiration!

Ring Toss

Ring toss is a fun yard game where guests would throw the rings in the bottles placed in the crate of wood. Bottles and rings are decorated in various ways to add a colorfulness to the event.


Mad Libs

Being a newlywed couple, you need sound advice. A wedding reception table game, it would be more about sharing their thoughts about couple and their upcoming matrimonial life.


Giant Jenga

An interesting game of balance! It’s played using 54 wooden blocks. The technical game is all about removing the blocks from the bottom and keep adding it on the top. The giant jenga would keep on getting taller and weakened by time.


Jumbo Scrabble

Scrabble is probably the most loved indoor game that all love to play in their lounge. Make it a part of your reception by designing a large sized scrabble board and wooden blocks with letters painted over them.


Who Drinks First!

Yet another of all hilariously funny wedding reception games, it’s a competition between bridal party and grooms party. Both sides are supposed to drink as many glasses of cold drinks as possible. The side that drinks more, earns more (points).


Spin the Wheel of Fun!

The game is real fun. All you need to do is to arrange a large spinning wheel. Paste some fun tasks on it. Each participant would spin it and is obligated to follow, whatever is written over it.


Wedding Guests Bingo!

It’s a game played in cocktail hour. Pre-prepared bingo cards contain interesting facts about guests. Those who have the right guess, can also be given a prize. It would add a competitive spirit in the guests.


Corn Hole

You need two specially designed wooden boards with a hole in each. Players would take their turns and throw bags of corn in the hole. For throwing the bag in the hole, you get 3 points, and just on the platform, you earn 1 score. The player is supposed to throw 21 bags as a whole.


Burlap Sack Game

A rustic garden game that is absolutely fun! Just get into those burlap sacks and keep jumping like some frog. Some would fall, other would win, and a few would not be able to do a single jump. Kids can also be a part of it.


Chinese Fortune Teller

Share some nice moments with elderly guests too. A box containing these special Chinese sticks with answers written on them. Guests ask the question and get the reply by sliding out a stick of answer from the box.


Crossword Puzzle

Another great game for cocktail hour. The game is played on the chalk board. There are some hidden words in the crossword style and the players are supposed to find them. Sounds interesting!


Mini Golf

Mini portable Golf course in the yard is one of the best wedding reception games for summer weddings. It can brilliantly keep the guests involved in the fun game.


Yahtzee in the Yard!

Try Yahtzee, another fun reception game to be played in the reception yard. You need colorfully designed big sized dices. Played with five dices, the players are supposed to throw them. Each dice shows different points.


Be a Photographer with I Spy!

The game is about snapping the photographs using disposable cameras. Lists of moments to be captured, are distributed to the players. All would try to find the perfect moments. A big picture frame is used to snap up all the images to create a fun picture wall.


Pin Bowling in the Ground

The game applies the same rules as in the regular game of pin bowling. A portable bowling board is placed in the yard. Players throw the ball to hit the pins. Playing this game with all the closest people is a real fun.


Connect Four

It’s not just fun but also a brain activity. You would have to use your skill to get the four disks down in the chute, horizontally, vertically or diagonally.


Piggy Back!

If you are a strong groom, it would not trouble you. what if you are not? The groom is supposed to give a ride to his better half, on his back. To add more fun, bride can also pick the groom.


Name that Tune!

It’s a musical game to be played at wedding reception. The participants are divided in two teams. A particular tune is played and the player has to identify the song. The team that guesses the more would get a prize.


Funny Photo Stands-In

A fun wedding photo stand in can also bring laughter and fun elements to your wedding reception. Though it’s not one of the gamy wedding reception games, the level of fun is remarkable.


Card Games

For the elderly guests who can’t be a part of the physical games, matrimony card game is fun. One player reads the question card (related to wedding) and the other has to answer it loudly by reading his cards. This way guests are going to hear various funny answers.


Hoola Hoops

Guests, bride, groom, even kids can be a part of it. People of all the ages, hoola hooping, would give really fun views to all the guests sitting around.


Beer Pong

This game is best to be played at the end of the wedding reception. It’s the time when most of the elders have left the venue. The players would target a glass of beer (or water) with a pong.


Kids Friendly Reception Games

For a wedding with kids allowed, one must cater the kids too. Arrange them some activities like;wedding theme connect-the-dots (download the template from internet), finding the hidden words or simple coloring competition.


The Shoe Game

A game with newly married couple as the players. Sitting back to back, holding each other’s shoe, they would be asked simple questions about them. For answering, each of them would hold up the shoe of the person who is the right answer.